Makers, Artists and Exhibitors Apply Today!

IngenuityFest and IngenuityLabs @ the Hamilton Collaborative are venues unlike any other! We like to present out-of-the-box ideas, talent and collaborations from our region and beyond! Read below for our Calls to Artists, exhibitors and more!

If you are looking to build work onsite or participate in a residency, the IngenuityLabs Incubator Program might be right for you. This program allows select Ingenuity grantees access to shared shop space, shared tools, and their own studio/workshop space over the course of the summer, culminating in an onsite exhibit at IngenuityFest. These spaces are ideal for creatives of all stripes – artisans, entrepreneurs, start-ups and more. We expect your participation in workshops and open-houses aimed at honing your project and getting the word out, and chosen grantees MUST exhibit during the festival. Click here to learn more and apply!

We also offer a Project Lead application, for artists who want to work with groups of people to create a vision, as well as a General Artist application (below) and Maker application (below).

All applications are stored in an archive and we reach up to this periodically for our events. Due to the number of artists and exhibitors at our festival, and the fact that we add as much programming as we can based on our funding in any given year (which can continue to change over the course of the summer), we tend not to send rejections, but rather keep our application live and accept folks on a rolling basis.

Ingenuity Project Application – Call to Artists
Best for Installation Artists, Performance Groups, and Exhibitors whose work is site-specific. Typically includes original works and excludes vending.


Ingenuity Maker and Innovator Application
Best for Makers and Innovators whose work is not site specific, typically requires only day-of set-up, and relates to their ongoing work as a small business, club, inventor, or entrepreneur, rather than a one-time project or artistic piece. Strong preference given to opportunities for hands-on interaction; may or may not include vending.